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Travel off the beaten path to explore the subtropical beauty of the Gold Coast hinterland. After pickup at your hotel, travel in a rugged 4WD vehicle along an original pioneer trail to the summit of Tamborine Mountain. Make a pit stop at Gallery Walk for morning tea service with scones and cream, plus a chance to browse locally made arts and crafts.

Continue on to Lamington National Park, part of the World Heritage-listed Godwana Rainforests. Explore the park on a guided nature walk, and learn how local Aboriginal people sourced food and medicine from the forest.

Midday, stop at Spring Valley for a traditional barbecue lunch served with Australian wine. (See Itinerary below for a sample menu.) Enjoy free time to try your hand at local pastimes like boomerang and whip-cracking, and take a dip in a nearby rock pool if you like. 

In the afternoon, visit O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat — a family-owned nature resort. Choose from a variety of activities such as hand-feeding birds or the popular treetop walk, where you can stroll across elevated boardwalks for an up-close glimpse of native flora and fauna. You might even spot a koala sleeping in the trees! 

Relax on the scenic return drive through wallaby-inhabited pastures to Gold Coast, where your full-day tour concludes with hotel drop-off in the early evening.
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Lamington National Park
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Day Experiences
Southern Cross 4WD Tours
Explore the World Heritage-listed rain forest of the Gold Coast hinterland on this full-day tour to Lamington National Park. Rumble along remote tracks in a 4WD vehicle, soak up spectacular views from the summit of Tamborine Mountain and explore the subtropical rain forest on a guided nature walk. At O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, get a closer look at native plants, birds and even koalas on an elevated treetop walk. A traditional Aussie barbecue lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off from Gold Coast complete this fantastic eco-adventure.
  • Travel by purpose built 4WD to Lamington National Park and Tamborine Mountain
  • Take a guided rainforest walk and see spectacular waterfalls
  • Have a delicious morning tea of scones, jam and cream
  • Enjoy a barbecue lunch including drinks
  • Swim in natural rock pools and streams
  • Walk amongst the trees with a treetop walk
  • See Australian native wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Learn to crack a stock whip and throw a boomerang
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Reviewed 1 week ago
A great way of experiencing the Gold Coast Hinterland!

I really wanted to do this tour to the hinterland but was worried about my father who has a knee problem and my mother who had arthritis. Dropped southern cross 4WD tours an email and they assured me that this tour can be customised based...More

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Stephanie W, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Geetha_95 Thank you very much for the great review about our Full Day Tour including the guide and our admin staff. Thats so great that you wanted the tour to keep going and for the walks to be longer! If you ever come back...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great experience

It contained various activities and the tour guide provided various information and he was kind enough to provide necessary guidance through all activities. I'm a non-native English speaker (Asian), not so sociable, and joined the tour alone but I definitely enjoyed it.More

Thank Ryuta O
Stephanie W, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Ryuta O, Thanks for your 5 star review! We love that you enjoyed coming along as a non-english speaking solo traveller and the tour guide was knowledgeable and made the tour enjoyable for you! Thanks for kind words and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile
Overpriced tour with Rude guides. Not worth it

I did the Fully day Rainforest and Wildlife – Tour WW with them. While Gold Coast hinterland is beautiful, but this tour is way overpriced for what it offers. It was made worst by the very Rude tour guide who was borderline racist in his...More

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Stephanie W, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Chhavi, Thanks for your review and providing your thoughts about your Full Day Tour with us. We are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your day, as this is our most rated and number 1 bestselling tour. We are truly sorry if our...More

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Lamington, Tamborine Mt., OReily's and Fun for All

Let me start by saying, if you have the choice, ask for Tim as your guide. He is knowledgeable, takes great care of you and has a great sense of humor. He made the day pass by so wonderfully and never tired of our questions...More

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Stephanie W, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Hi Charles M, Thanks for joining us on our Full Day Tour and for giving us your insightful and indepth review It is with great pleasure we read that you thoroughly enjoyed your day out with Tim and welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile
Wonderful family tour to see the hinterlands land of Brisbane.

Great full day trip for our family of 6 with young children. I’m so glad I decided to change to this rather than half day. We got to see a lot in one day, and I think the best of Lamington and Tamborine mountain. The...More

Thank Lan T
Stephanie W, Owner at Southern Cross 4WD Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hi Lan T, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful and thorough review! I am so happy to read that you enjoyed your Full Day Rainforest and Wildlife tour. We agree if you have the time, the Full Day Tour is...More

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